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Formed in 2009 as a collaborative effort to streamline community awareness, compliance, and education efforts related to the Project Greenscape landscaper training. This group of local experts agreed to the common mission of protecting natural resources by promoting sustainable landscape practices in Southwest Florida.

Mission Statement

Protecting natural resources through innovative strategies that promote sustainable landscaping and stormwater pond management practices in Southwest Florida.

Greenscape Alliance Long Term Goals
  • Increase community awareness of Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) principles and practices
  • Increase knowledge and skills of landowners and managers
  • Increase knowledge and skills of lake managers and green industry professionals
  • Contribute to/ support efforts to reduce nonpoint source pollution and protect water quality
  • Work collaboratively to support and promote FFL principles and practices
Coastal Training Partners and Expertise
 Organization Contact:  Expertise:

Advanced Aquatic

(954) 596-2127

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Advanced Aquatic specializes in Pond Management, CAM CE Instructor Pond Management, Aquatic Plants and Water Chemistry.
City of Naples

(239) 213-1031

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Water Quality, Environmental Management, Environmental Permitting, Fertilizer Use and Maintenance of Landscapes

Collier County Pollution Control

Pollution Control main line (239) 252-2502 and ask for the Education Team

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Stormwater Management, Collier County Fertilizer and Irrigation Ordinance, Pollution Prevention (Personal, Business or Commercial.
Collier County Stormwater Management (239) 252-8924 Watershed Planning and Coordination, Drainage Systems, NPDES Phase II MS4 Stormwater Program Management, Right-of-Way Permitting and Inspection for County Roads, Road Maintenance.
Collier Soil and Water Conservation (239) 997-7331 Watershed Planning and Coordination, Drainage Systems, NPDES Phase II MS4 Stormwater Program Management, Right-of-Way Permitting and Inspection for County Roads, Road Maintenance.
DEP Nonpoint Source Management Section Water Resource Management Contacts The Division of Water Resource Management (DWRM) is responsible for implementing state laws providing for the protection of the quality of Florida’s drinking water, ground water, rivers, lakes, estuaries and wetlands; reclamation of mined lands; and the preservation of the state’s beach and dune systems.
Florida Gulf Coast University (239) 590- 7150 Wetlands Function, Creation and Restoration of Wetlands.
Naples Botanical Gardens

(239) 643-7275

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The Naples Botanical Gardens specializes in areas of: Plant Health and Nutrition, Integrated Pest Management, Native Plant Landscaping, Stormwater Pond Management and Littoral Plantings.
Rookery Bay Research Reserve

(239) 530-5955

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Within Rookery Bay the Coastal Training Program (CTP) specializes in offering Professional Education to Coastal Resource Managers- including Landscapers, Golf Course Managers, Nursery Growers and the like. The CTP hosts courses that provide certification maintenance opportunities through offering Continuing Education or Professional Development that coincide with the trainings and workshops. The Coastal Training Program also encourages the Green Industries managers and staff to obtain their applicators licenses (FDACS/ FNGLA/ ISA) to help promote education on how to conserve and protect Florida's water resources.
South Florida Water Management District/ Big Cypress Basin

(561) 686-8800

SFWMD Contacts

Servicing 31% of the state's area and 41% of the state's population. The boundary, consisting of watersheds and hydrological connections throughout 16 counties is in place to restore and protect natural ecosystems including rivers, lakes, wetlands/uplands, bays, coastal estuaries and America's Everglades.
Southwest Florida CISMA

(239) 252-2495

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The mission of this group is to coordinate and increase efforts between local, state and federal agencies and landowners of all sizes. The goal is to reduce the impact of or eliminate invasive, non-native plants and non-native animals by combining programs and resources to address invasive species on a landscape level to achieve common goals and objectives. Education and outreach will play a vital role in securing cooperation with public lands, private landowners, homeowners and visitors to the region.
UF/IFAS/Collier County Extension

(239) 252-4800

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Landscape insect and disease management, Plant selection and gardening guides, Fruit tree information, Pest Identification/ Control, and Plant Identification.
UF/IFAS/ FFL & GI-BMP

(239) 533-4327

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GI-BMP Regional Coordinator for South Florida. Landscaping classes in English and Spanish (GI-BMP, Fertilizer Application & Calibration, Good Plant Bad Plant Right Plant, Mangrove Education), and group classes (landscaping companies, natural resource managers, park and recreation, etc.).

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